olive oil

  • Garlic Oil – Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    Tyler

    I’ve never been a huge fan of salad dressings. After living in Italy, I learned to love the simple flavors like extra virgin olive oil with a touch of salt or a simple balsamic glaze. Garlic oil, however, has recently entered into my favorite category. Ever since I visited Pastabilities in Syracuse, NY I’ve just wanted to eat it (see my post on my take on Spicy Hot Tomato Oil). I’ve been making and using it so consistently ever since that you’d be hard-pressed not to find it in my kitchen. Years ago, when visiting olive oil shops in Bitonto,…

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  • Spicy Hot Tomato Oil (Pastabilities Copycat)

    Tyler

    Spicy Hot Tomato Oil is one of my favorite foods in Syracuse, New York. When visiting my brother, he and his wife brought me to a restaurant as a welcome. Pastabilities, a modern Italian restaurant, serves delectable pastas and sauces. (To be completely honest, I only sampled the pasta when…

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  • Poulet Vallée d’Auge (Creamy French Chicken with Apples)

    Tyler

    Poulet Vallée d’Auge (French chicken with apples) is the official chicken dish of Normandy. Its creamy sauce keeps the chicken moist during the entire cooking process. The flavor speaks of an old-timer dish (that is, a dish that takes a long time to make – something that we Millenials usually avoid…

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  • French Onion Soup

    Tyler

    ‘French onion soup, that sounds wonderful!’ ← One of the first thoughts I had this morning after waking up. Well, I had to fulfill that thought! Right? I mean how often do you get to have the food you first thought of in the morning!?!?!? Hmmm… well, actually thinking about it…

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  • French Pissaladiere

    Tyler

    Yesterday, my brother got engaged! It was really exciting! He asked me to be chauffeur (he wanted a limo-like ride in my Grandpa Car – 1994 Lincoln Town Car), cameraman, and chef on his special night. All day I practiced a gluten-free version of the Asturian cachopo. Then when the…

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  • Fettuccine Alfredo

    Tyler

    Ok, I know what your thinking. I mean, why would an Italian foodie say anything about a dish that isn’t truly Italian? Well, before I say anything at all I really need to type something up (forgive me for this little rant, but I feel fully justified in what I’m about to…

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  • Basil Pesto (Pesto alla Genovese)

    Tyler

    Basil pesto or pesto alla Genovese is an incredible way to transform a pasta. I can’t really describe how awesome this is. Let me list the ways that make basil pesto is simply wonderful! Actually just imagine this… You come back from work late (maybe you got back from to…

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  • Souvlaki

    Tyler

    Σουβλάκι! That’s right! Souvlaki! Are you ready to Rome the streets of Athens today? (I got a good laugh out of that.) I absolutely love Greek food! Greek food has flavors that really reflect their history. As a kid, probably a lot like you, I was always eager to read Greek…

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